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Could my newly painted walls be giving me a headache?

Could my newly painted walls be giving me a headache?

Paint exposure: Yes. Exposure to chemicals in paint can cause headaches and other illness. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Headaches around 6 or 7 pm for 2 nights now. Fixing up a house. With paint and cleaners. Wondering why these headaches come when I'm not cleaning?

Headaches around 6 or 7 pm for 2 nights now. Fixing up a house. With paint and cleaners. Wondering why these headaches come when I'm not cleaning?

Headaches: Hello, it sounds like your activities and exposures to the fumes and chemicals you are working with are triggering your headaches. Try wearing a respirator, vent the fumes out of the home and minimize your exposures. Saline nasal washes after your exposures may help remove these irritating chemicals before they cause more headaches. ...Read more

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Can paint smell give headaches to children?

Can paint smell give headaches to children?

Yes.: Paint smells give many people headaches, regardless of whether they are an adult or a child. ...Read more

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Hi I was painting my bedroom last night and started to get a headache. I was late night painting with a roller and brushes for gloss. I needed a drink for ages. I then felt a headache coming on. When I had a headache I went and drank a pint and a half of

Hi I was painting my bedroom last night and started to get a headache. I was late night painting with a roller and brushes for gloss. I needed a drink for ages. I then felt a headache coming on. When I had a headache I went and drank a pint and a half of

Head trauma or sinus: Infection are common causes but inhaling noxious chemicals can trigger cluster headaches as well. I am not sure what your question is but drinking alcohol will certainly make most headaches worse. Please proceed to healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure. ...Read more

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Can trapeze muscle problem cause eye pain and headache. Also can it cause the eye that is painting to tear up?

Can trapeze muscle problem cause eye pain and headache. Also can it cause the eye that is painting to tear up?

Definitely, yes: The most frequently identified myofacial trigger points in the body. Pain is referred up to the mastoid process, angle of the mandible, temple and back of the orbit (eye). Major source of “tension HA” or tension type headache. Tearing up is a sign of autonomic cephalgia.
See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes (accident). I have black (color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness.?

I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes (accident). I have black (color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness.?

Please let your: Parents know. This type of activity should only be done in a well ventilated space. Please ensure you are in fresh air now. To have paint in your ears with your symptoms - it suggests that you may have taken in a fair amount. I am not an expert on this specific issue but if you were my child - I would seek medical assessment for your on-going symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Lillies giving me a headache, what could be wrong?

Lillies giving me a headache, what could be wrong?

Allergic Rhinitis: Hi! It is possible that certain scents, and certainly certain plant pollens can cause or worsen allergic rhinitis. Runny nose, facial pain, headache, and sneezing are some of the symptoms. It is also possible for certain scents to trigger migraines. The best thing is to avoid lilies, if you can't discuss with your doctor. Take care, dr. H. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my microwave is giving me a headache!?

Could you tell me why my microwave is giving me a headache!?

R/O TENSION HA: EMF CAN TRIGGER HA : The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need an exam &labs. Keep ha diary ...Read more

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My new glasses are giving me a headache? Is this normal?

My new glasses are giving me a headache? Is this normal?

No: After a period of adjustment, your glasses should not be giving you a headache. Have the eye doctor double check your prescription and if it is correct have your PCP help with your headaches. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my new glasses are giving me a headache?

What do you suggest if my new glasses are giving me a headache?

Return to eye doc: There is something wrong with the glasses or glasses prescription. Return to the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Have a hard lingering pain in my chest that is also felt on my back, after 30 minutes it shoots up my neck giving me a headache, what is it?

Go to E.R.: Your symptoms can be a manifestation of some serious problems. You should go to an emergency room and get evaluated for high blood pressure and chest pain. Although you are only 30 years old and I don't have information about your past medical and family history but your symptoms can be suggestive of a condition called thoracic aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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There is a bump near my hairline. It wasn't there yesterday. It hurts when anything touches is and it is giving me a headache. What is it do I do?

There is a bump near my hairline. It wasn't there yesterday. It hurts when anything touches is and it is giving me a headache. What is it do I do?

Do not squeeze it: Whatever you do do not squeeze it, it could be a cyst or a hair follicles trying to get infected clean gently with alcohol and apply triple antibiotic not better show it to your doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eye is giving me a headache?

What does it mean if my eye is giving me a headache?

Evaluation: Most of the time headaches are not due to eye problems. That being said, I would recommend an eye exam if you haven't had one in the last 2 years. The pain may be in the area of the eye but not related to vision. I would start with evaluation by your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

Check with optician: First check with the optician who made the glasses to see if the prescription was followed correctly. Optical centration is important that can also be checked by the optician. If these are fine, then return to the prescribing ophthalmologist with the glasses in hand to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts and it's giving me a headache how many Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg can I take?

My jaw hurts and it's giving me a headache how many Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg can I take?

One: Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings world wide. Do not take more than the manufacturer recommends or your physician prescribes. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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My optical lymph node swollen on my right side, It keeps giving me a headache and dizziness. Got worse after I dyed my hair. I also have psoriasis?

My optical lymph node swollen on my right side, It keeps giving me a headache and dizziness. Got worse after I dyed my hair. I also have psoriasis?

Do U mean occipital: Well, either you're feeling a little embarrassed or I sure am because I've never heard of an OPTICAL lymph node and I don't even want to think about what could happen if such a thing became SWOLLEN! HA....But an occipital lymph node could indicate a bit of either a viral or bacterial infection and maybe that's related to your headache and dizziness more than the presence of the node. See your doc ...Read more